This page was last updated on 23 February, 2021.
At a Glance
Tourist Entry: Allowed
Testing: Not Required
Quarantine Required: No
Quarantine Details: Not Required
Lockdown in Effect: Partial
Transport: Operational with restrictions
Restaurants and Bars: Open with restrictions
Detailed Travel Advisory
1. Passengers arriving from the United Kingdom without a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test issued at most 3 days before arrival are subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) test and quarantine for 7 days upon arrival, at their own expense.
2. Passengers must present a completed health declaration form upon arrival or an “Electronic Ticket” at https://eticket.migracion.gob.do/ .
3. Passengers and airline crew could be subject to medical screening upon arrival.
4. Airline crew arriving from the United Kingdom are subject to self-isolation.
5. For more information, please refer to the website https://www.godominicanrepublic.com/newsroom/coronavirus
Effective 1 April 2021:
Passengers must complete an “Electronic Ticket” at https://eticket.migracion.gob.do/ . This will generate a QR code which must be presented upon arrival.
Detailed Tourist Information
The Dominican Republic has reopened its borders for land, sea and air.
The Dominican Republic has resumed inbound passenger flights from the UK. Passengers from the UK are allowed to arrive in the DR, but it is mandatory to present a negative PCR test certification taken within the previous 72 hours before travel.
The Dominican Republic has resumed inbound passenger flights from the UK. Passengers from the UK are allowed to arrive in the DR, but it is mandatory to present a negative PCR test certification taken within the previous 72 hours before travel. Travellers from the UK who arrive without a PCR certificate will be subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival and required to isolate in a government quarantine facility for seven days at their own cost.
You should comply with additional screening and other social distancing measures put in place by the authorities and follow instructions from the airport authorities. These regulations may be subject to change at short notice and you should check with your travel provider before your journey.
All passengers will have their temperature tested. The Dominican authorities will also administer a rapid diagnostic breath test to a percentage of randomly-selected passengers on arrival. Passengers showing COVID-19 symptoms will also be tested. Passengers who test positive will be isolated and attended at authorized locations.
For further information please check the Dominican Republic Travel Center website.
A national State of Emergency has been declared and a curfew is in place nationwide.
From Wednesday 27 January 2021 the nationwide curfew will be from 7pm to 5am Monday to Friday and from 5pm to 5am on Saturday and Sunday.
Transit is permitted for the first three hours of curfew, i.e. until 10pm Monday to Friday and until 8pm on Saturday and Sunday, only in order to travel home.
There are some limited exceptions to the curfew, including those seeking assistance in a medical emergency, and international passengers and their drivers travelling to and from an airport. You may be arrested by police if you breach curfew, unless you meet one of the approved exemptions.
Changes to the curfew and measures under the State of Emergency may change at short notice. You should monitor local media and comply with any instructions from police or the Dominican authorities. You should follow the Dominican rules listed below and check this page and the British Embassy social media channels on Twitter and Facebook regularly for updates.
it is mandatory to wear a mask in public places or private spaces open to the public
when leaving home everyone should follow social distancing rules (2 metres away from any other person)
public transport will operate at a reduced capacity and those boarding must observe social distancing rules, and wear masks.
The Dominican authorities particularly encourage those over 60 years old or with underlying health conditions to stay at home except for essential trips
The Dominican Republic authorities will seek to prosecute people who breach COVID-19 protocols, including those who break quarantine protocols will result in a serious penalty, up to a maximum fine of RD$100,000 and/or prison sentence.
Further information is available from the Dominican authorities, in English and in Spanish.
Data Source: covidcontrols.co